California Marijuana Start-Ups, Shut Out From Banks, Turn to Private Backing

Carrie Tice, the founder of Octavia Wellness in San Francisco. She sells cannabis products marketed to elderly customers looking for alternatives to opioids for pain relief and better sleep.CreditCreditAmy Harrity for The New York Times Marijuana is becoming legal in California, and entrepreneurs are rushing in with infused artisanal chocolates, specialized farming equipment and security […]

Bringing a Personal Touch to Plus-Size Fashion

Nadia Boujarwah, a co-founder of the retail website Dia & Co. She said she saw a business opportunity in the lack of options for plus-size fashion. “It was a call to arms for me,” she said.CreditCreditErin Patrice O’Brien for The New York Times Nadia Boujarwah knows personally that shopping for plus-size clothes can be difficult. […]